August 27, 2011

Teen charged with robbery

Tavernier – A 17 year old beat a 14 year old at a bus stop Friday, taking his baseball hat from him.

The victim and witnesses told Sgt. Derek Paul they saw 17 year old Christopher Linstrom walk up to the 14 year old victim just before 3 p.m., just after he’d gotten off the school bus at Arbor Lane and U.S. One. Linstrom pushed the victim down, punched him repeatedly in the face, chest and head, then grabbed his hat and fled the area. The hat was a black leather New York Yankees baseball had valued at $60.00.

School Resource Deputy Larry O’Neill also responded to the incident and found Linstrom at the 91 mile marker of the highway. He admitted to fighting with the victim, but denied taking the hat.

Linstrom was arrested and charged with robbery. He was booked at the Monroe County Detention Center.

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